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The Mickey Rooney Show aka "Hey Mulligan" misc 09
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This movie is part of the collection: Classic TV
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: Hey Mulligan; The Mickey Rooney Show; Mickey Rooney; Classic TV
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Albert Schlef -
I enjoyed it.
Subject: Oh brother
Richgoup done got knickered into a frenzy when it comes to this show... AYEEEEEEE-CARUMBA!
Subject: The Other Woman (The Mickey Rooney Show).
Season 1, episode 11.
Original air date: 6 November 1954.
Mickey shows some home movies which include a scene of his boss embracing a beautiful women. when his wife threatens to his superviser, Mickey and Freddy decide to pretend to be Arab princes to lure the `other women` away.
Cast: Mickey Rooney (Mickey Mulligan), Regis Toomey (Joe Mulligan), Claire Carleton (Nell Mulligan), Joey Forgan (Freddy Devlin), John Hubbard (Mr. Brown), Jean Willis (Cynthia), Richard Avonde (Prince Ahmed Abdullah) and Hilary Brooke (Mrs. Brown).
Subject: From IMDB
The 39 black and white half-hour episodes of "The Mickey Rooney Show" were originally broadcast from 1954-55 on NBC. The series was subtitled "Hey Mulligan", a reference to Rooney's character Mickey Mulligan.
This was Rooney's first and probably least known TV series and amazingly the perpetual child star (who was in his mid-30's) is still playing a teenager. Young Mulligan is a page working for a fictional television network and has acting aspirations; generally a reprise of his eager and fast-talking Andy Hardy character.
In 1954-55 much of America had yet to purchase their first television set and even relatively experienced viewers knew little about the inner working of the networks. So the segments of Mulligan at his day job would have had a certain novelty. Segments in which Mulligan attended acting classes in the evening (with Alan Mowbray as his teacher) and segments at home with his parents (played by Claire Carleton and Regis Toomey) supplemented the network page scenes.
The writing (Blake Edwards was chief writer) is not bad by early television standards but the show itself is more interesting as a curiosity than for the entertainment value of its content. Amazingly, it has been released on DVD.